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Easy Candied Pecans (10-Minute Stovetop Recipe)

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  • Author: Morgan
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups pecan halves


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or a silicone baking mat) and set aside.
  2. Combine granulated sugar, light brown sugar, water, ground cinnamon, and butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  3. Stir frequently until the sugar is fully dissolved and a light caramel begins to form, about 3-4 minutes. Season with salt.
  4. Pour in the pecans and stir to coat fully. Then spread the pecan mixture over the prepared baking sheet. Let cool until solidified, about 5 minutes.
  5. Gently break the pecans apart. Use immediately or transfer to an airtight container.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins